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How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

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Kano’s next learn-to-code kit is a build-it-yourself laptop

London-based Kano has another code kit in the works to add to its STEM targeting gamified educational line of build-it-yourself kids’ products ahead of the present-buying holiday season.<p>The kit is being priced at $249.99/£229.99, and is up for pre-order from today — through the Kano website and via …

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Kano combines its coding kits for a DIY 'laptop'

Kano, the company behind a variety of build-it-yourself computer and coding kits, has unveiled a "laptop" today. A portable computer is probably more accurate. Whereas most laptops have a clamshell design, the new "Computer Kit Complete" keeps the screen and keyboard separate. All of the components …

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Kano's new $250 DIY kit lets kids build their own laptops

Back in 2014, Kano launched a compelling DIY kit to let children build their own computers and learn to code while they were at it. Three years on, it’s got a new kit that kids aged six and up can craft into a laptop.<p>The $250 Computer Kit Complete features a Raspberry Pi 3 board, 10.1-inch HD …

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Started work on an internet-of-things Radio

So recently I was in York at the Bytemark office, and I read a piece about building a radio in a Raspberry Pi magazine. It got me curious, so when I …

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Return To The Asus Tinker Board: Have Six Months Changed Anything?

Back in February this year, we ordered a new single board computer, and reviewed it. The board in question was the Asus Tinker Board, a Raspberry Pi …

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The MagPi Magazine

Back in The MagPi #58 we showed you our Hexome simulator, running on a mobile device and controlling a sequence. It used concentric rings of trigger …

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Vinyl Shelf Finder

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of a large record collection must be in want of a good shelving system. Valentin …

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$50 Raspberry Pi Smartphone ZeroPhone (video)

If you would prefer a smartphone that was a little more open source and home-brew rather than the thousand dollar iPhone X or new iPhone 8 devices …

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Download latest Linux-based LibreELEC Krypton -- Kodi addons like Exodus and Covenant will work

The Kodi media center is facing a lot of scrutiny in the media lately. Some people feel that the negative coverage is "fake news." It is important to …

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Raspberry Pi 8 Channel ADC HAT For Analog-To-Digital Conversions

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts may be interested in a new 8 channel ADC which has been specifically created for the Raspberry Pi which is capable of …

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ASUS' Tinker can be tailored for Soldiers and Spies

ASUS' take on single board computers is the new Tinker Board, powered by a 1.8 GHz Cortex-A17 based Rockchip RK3288 and a 600MHz Mali-T760 GPU which …

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Machine Learning and a Raspberry Pi Inside a Classic 1970’s GPO Telephone

Inspired by the 1986 Google Pi Intercom build put together Martin Mander, I’d been thinking about venturing beyond the cardboard box, and building my …

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Build a Voice Kit with Amazon Lex and a Raspberry Pi | Amazon Web Services

In this post, we show how you can embed Amazon Lex into custom hardware using widely available components. We demonstrate how you can build a simple …

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Watch us build a SNES Classic RetroPie emulator console

Did you miss the window for preordering Nintendo’s hot new SNES Classic? Or are you just more partial to emulation? Either way you should join us on our adventure to build our own RetroPie emulation console, using a Raspberry Pi 3! Tune into PCWorld’s YouTube channel on Friday, September 29th at 10 …

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AutoPi Intelligent OBD-II Car Dongle

Learn more about your vehicle than ever before with the AutoPi Intelligent OBD-II Car Dongle. Plugging directly into your vehicle, you get instant …

Raspberry Pi 2017-18 European Astro Pi Challenge Announced (video)

Today the official Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the 2017-18 European Astro Pi challenge in partnership with the European Space Agency …

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New PocketBeagle Open Source Developer Board Unveiled (video)

Anyone looking for a tiny development board may be interested in the new hardware unveiled by BeagleBoard the form of their open source PocketBeagle …

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A Very 2017 Take On A BBC Micro

In the early 1980s, there were a plethora of 8-bit microcomputers on the market, and the chances are that if you were interested in such things you …

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September 24, 2017

This is it. After twelve years we finally have a new Star Trek. Star Trek: Discovery (we’re using ST:DSC as the abbreviation) is airing <i>right about</i> …

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Getting Started With Raspberry Pi 1, Zero, or Zero W and Python

Getting Started with and<p>Looking for other boards documentation? Click here.<p>Introduction<p>In this guide we will build a simple Python web server project …

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This touchscreen-era toddler just can’t figure out the classic Gameboy

Even though technology can be downright amazing these days, sometimes a person can find themselves expecting too much. For example, what would happen …

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How to use stepper motors from old printers

I have been using stepper motors for a while now, and they are fantastic for all sorts of robotic projects.<p>Today I will share the things I have …

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8-Channel ADC For the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a powerful embedded computing platform. However, for all its Linux-based muscle, it lacks one thing that even the simplest 8-bit …

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How to Build Your Own Artificial Intelligence [Video]

The AIY (Artificial Intelligence It Yourself) project at Google provides a low-cost infrastructure which, when combined with a Raspberry Pi, allows …

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The PocketBeagle is the tiniest and most whimsically-named single-board computer on the market

Do you need a Linux machine about as big as a few quarters? Man, have I got something for you. It’s called the BeagleBoard PocketBeagle and it’s the smallest Linux computer you can buy for $25.<p>I’m a huge fan of single-board computers for one simple reason: in my childhood, the technology that …

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Raspberry Pi Zero-sized PocketBeagle: $25 open-source computer is tiny as a key fob | ZDNet

BeagleBoard's latest developer board is tiny enough to live inside robots, drones and 3D printers.<p>BeagleBone maker BeagleBoard.org foundation has …

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Tiny computers that run JavaScript Natively

I’ve had johnny-five.io bookmarked for a long time as something to explore, and earlier today I took a break to do it. If you’re not familiar with …

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The MagPi Magazine

Looking for something to build that uses both Raspberry Pi and Arduino? Here are the best Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects around.<p>Galaga Arcade …

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Arduino and Pi Breathe New Life into Jukebox

What do you do when someone gives you a Wurlitzer 3100 jukebox from 1969, but keeps all the records? If you are like [Tijuana Rick], you grab an …

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